Basics of Remote Monitoring Made Simple

Home security services have grown rapidly in the past decade. Whatever was its cutting-edge technology, it was there some years back and is now available everywhere. Traditional home security surveillance is now being replaced by the modern camera system with remote monitoring systems. It might seem a bit alienated for some people, so here are the basics of remote monitoring made simple.

  • What is Remote Monitoring? Remote monitoring, also known as remote surveillance is the method of storing and accessing your security video, image, and audio footage on a cloud storage system via the use of the internet. These recorder footages can be accessed by the user from anywhere and anytime on-demand. As everything is stored on a cloud storage system via the internet, the user does not need to be present in that physical location. Those footages can be accessed on any device running over the internet.
  • How secure is remote monitoring? Online storage may make some people wonder about how secure this method of storing surveillance footage is, but in reality, it is probably the safest way to record, store, and access your footage. The people providing the cloud storage maintains a 24-hour check of the servers to protect them from harmful malware attacks and viruses like a Trojan horse. They also provide security against online hackers and thefts. 
  • Compatible systems: Most people prefer to use an IP camera for their remote surveillance. An IP camera or Internet Protocol camera is a digital imaging device that can transmit and receive data over the internet. IP cameras work by sending video footage recordings to an NVR or Network Video recorder, which stores the video. Some cameras are not connected to an NVR system, thus they cannot store the recorded footage and can only work as a Live-streaming device. 
  • Can old traditional analog cameras do remote monitoring? Yes. Traditional analog cameras can operate as remote surveillance. Analog cameras use DVR to record and store video footage. By connecting the DVR to the internet with the help of an Ethernet cable, you can easily set up your analog cameras for remote monitoring and you can access all those recordings online. 

Summing it up, remote monitoring is a powerful feature that allows people to view their video footage recordings from anywhere and anytime via the internet. It’s safe and easy and a convenient way to monitor your house/office.